I've been able to watch my girls feed their little ones applesauce this past winter. My mom always made it during the summer months with fresh transparent apples. It was my job to go and pick up the fallen apples every morning and evening. It was not my favorite job. So today I decided to show you the method my mother used for making apple sauce. Do any of you remember this food mill?
Applesauce is a side dish that's so easy to make and gives flavor to any pork meal.
- 12 large apples
- 2 cups water
- 2 tablespoons lemon
- 4 tablespoons sugar
- Cut and core apples
- Place apples into a heavy enamel pot adding 2 cups of water.
- Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
- Place a bowl under the food mill and fill with cooked apples.
- Now begin cranking the handle back and forth till all the pulp has been sieved through the mill.
- When completed, your pot will have remaining cores and peels.
- Add sugar to taste and pour the sauce into freezer containers and store in a freezer.
My mother gave me this food mill in my early years of marriage. I am so happy that I kept it as it tells many stories of days gone by. Do any of you still use one like this?